A new species of Uvariopsis (Annonaceae), endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania
The Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania enclose high levels of plant and animal diversity with many yet to be described species. Here we describe a new species of the pan-tropical plant family Annonaceae named Uvariopsis lovettiana. It closely resembles another Eastern Arc endemic species, U. bisexualis, and its possible relationships with this species are discussed. A description with illustrations is presented as well as a suggestion for the IUCN conservation status of this new taxon.
|Keywords||Annonaceae, endemism, IUCN conservation status, monoecy, taxonomy, Udzungwa Mountains, Usambara Mountains|
|Journal||Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
|Rights||Released under the CC-BY 4.0 ("Attribution") License|
Couvreur, Th.L.P, & Luke, W.R.Q. (2010). A new species of Uvariopsis (Annonaceae), endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(1), 68–72.